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greatly appreciate the many muslims in the united states and around the world who have spoken out on this issue. violence, we believe, has no place in religion and is no way to honor religion. >> also in washington, top interfaith leaders, several of them muslims, came together to denounce the violence. they strongly urged their communities to reject activities and speech that stoke religious hatred. >> we must oppose all efforts to divide people in the united states, in libya, in egypt and around the world along religious lines. small groups of violent extremists, no matter their religious identity, cannot be allowed to define their religion or their nations. >> we'll have more on all this in a few minutes. >> the protests came as the us marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. many communities held special services to honor those who died on that day. president obama proclaimed september 11th a day of service and remembrance. at a pentagon ceremony, he emphasized that the u.s. inot at war with islam. >> i've always said that our fight is with al qaeda and its affiliates,
catholics living in the united states. thousands journey to carthage each year for the marian days festival, a four-day pilgrimage to give thanks to the virgin mary for the safety and freedom they feel they enjoy in america. >> it's like a divine providence that we happened to be right in the middle of the united states. everybody can come over here, you know, just the whole family gathering. but the second part is just the spiritual side of things, because through the year there's all this hardship, working, and it's just a week to come here just to pray and listen to conferences to nourish their spiritual side. >> about 500 people came in 1978, the first year of the festival. today, between 50,000 and 60,000 people attend, making it one of the largest ethnic festivals in the u.s. the centerpiece of the pilgrimage is this statue of the virgin mary, one of only six like it in the world. vietnamese mothers usually take the lead in passing on the faith, and this has translated into a deep devotion within the community to the blessed mother. sister maria nguyen, a benedictine sister from kansa
in lowering the abortion rates in the united states. >> steven snack is co-chair of catholics for obama. he asserts that the proposed republican budget cuts will lead to more abortions. >> thinking about that, i -- i have to say, you know, i'm morally challenged to think about supporting romney/ryan as a pro-life voter. >> on the jewish front there was outrage after the democratic platform eliminated a previous provision asserting that jerusalem is and will remain the capital of israel. that provision was later reinserted, along with the mention of god. republican jewish activists have been arguing president obama is vulnerable among jewish voters because of his policy onisrael. but leaders here said it's strong to stereotype jewish views. jeremy is the president of "j-street." >> there's a wide range of views when it comes to israel. turns out the majority are moderate in their views and not as hawkish and militant as the loudest voices that are heard. >> he's confident jews will vote for obama in high numbers in november. >> that vote is not up for grabs in any significant way, certainly
for gremine, did you ever dream that you'd be working with poor people in the united states of america? >> no. i think the world's biggest, richest country of the world. and the formula we developed that is the poorest country of the world. >> the united states is a country that everyone thinks has money, doesn't have any poor people. we have more than 45 million people living in poverty in the united states. >> and he says it takes much more than financing to help them break out of it. business counselling, keeping the books, paying bills, even opening savings accounts, which is required of borrowers. even that is often not enough. joe salvaggio, a former catholic priest who's worked for decades with poor people, says many who would be entrepreneurs fail because their finances are precarious. >> if they got sick or their kids got sick or the landlord, there was a storm and they got some physical damage or something. setbacks happen to people. so often they don't have one time to get a check to somebody, she put it in the bank and she had so many bank overdrafts that it ate up almost the whol
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